Autos & Vehicles

Ferrari 458 Italia Unveiled

Ferrari has just released the first details of expecting Ferrari 458 Italia.  A new model mid-engine two-seater, which looks to replace the F430. It features

  • New 4.5-liter V8 engine produces 570hp (425kW) and 400lb-ft (540Nm) of torque, enough to blast the car to 62mph (100km/h) in less than 3.4 seconds and on to a 202mph (325km/h) top speed.
  • Lower fuel consumption than the F430 and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
  • An innovative driving environment with a new kind of steering wheel and dashboard.
  • The design has been influenced by the requirements for aerodynamic efficiency.
  • A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
  • Dimensions stand at 4,527mm in length, 1,937mm in width, and 1,213 in height. The wheelbase measures in at 2,650mm.
  • Twin wishbones at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear.
  • The integration of the E-Diff and F1-Trac traction control systems (controlled by the same ECU) resulting in a claimed 32 percent better speed out of corners.
  • The brakes also feature a prefill function.
  • Its official world debut will be at this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. On sale in the first half of next year.

    Source:

    ferrari.com, autoblog.com, reviews.cnet.com


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